High school coaches continue to pile up milestone wins across the country. Here's a quick look at some of the more prominent accomplishments:St. Xavier (Cincinnati)
tennis coach Russ King continues to move up the Ohio state wins list, notching No. 700 on Monday against Elder. King, 67, is an alumnus of the school, having graduated in 1963.
Also according to Cincinnati.com
, King moved into the 10th spot on the state win list. Miami Valley School (Dayton, Ohio) coach Vin Romeo has the most tennis wins in state history – 1,218 – between the boys (642) and girls (576) teams.
"This is certainly a milestone and speaks to the many years of effort to build one of Ohio's finest programs," King told the website. "Also, I know many of the other coaches that have attained this number and more wins and I am simply honored to (be) joining this group (of) coaches."
reported that Fox Lane (Bedford, N.Y.)
wrestling coach Joe Amuso announced his retirement at the recent team banquet. Amuso exits as one of the most successful wrestling coaches in New York history with a career record of 406-137-6.
Amuso coached for 41 seasons and became the only coach in Section 1 to reach 400 victories. He is a member of the New York State Wrestling Hall of Fame.
"With the success that we've had with the program over the years, in the last 36 years, we've only had one losing season," Amuso told the website. "That shows the consistency of the program, and it's something that I'm very proud of."
* Two New Jersey softball coaches continued their winning ways, as Pete Fick and Don Panzarella reached new heights.
Fick, who coaches Hunterdon Central (Flemington, N.J.)
, already owns the state record for victories and he added win No. 700 Tuesday. He has a career mark of 700-28-1, according to The Star-Ledger
. On the same day, Panzarella, who coaches South Plainfield (N.J.)
, became only the fourth coach in state history to reach 600 wins.
* Rocky Manuel of Bellaire (Texas)
, the winningest active coach in Texas with 931 victories, earned his 800th baseball win in Houston Independent School District games. That makes him the school district leader, regardless of sport, according to the Houston Chronicle
. Fellow baseball coach Chris McGilvray of Lamar (Houston)
won his 600th game recently.